The results are in.
Incumbent trustee candidates Brian Daughney and Nick Episcopia won their run-off elections in the Estates and East respectively.
Daughney bested his challenger, Michele Harrington, by a vote of 398 to 349 while Episcopia bested his challenger, former village trustee Jon Segerdahl, by a vote of 463 to 373.
Episcopia thanked his supporters.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank my supporters, my like-minded colleagues and the Eastern property owners for doing a great job running the election. You folks did yeoman's work and this victory would have been impossible without your tireless efforts," he said. "I promise to continue to focus on the important issues facing all our residents, and to work diligently to maintain our services and programs at the lowest possible cost."
Daughney said he's optimistic that Harrington and her supporters will accept his invitation to work together and continue supporting the Community Agreement and all the candidates selected through the process in last week's vote.
"I appreciate the confidence that the majority of voters cast for me and I will continue to represent the Estates and the village residents as best as I can," he said. "I had lots of great support from residents in the Estates who helped me get the vote out in a short period of time."
Daughney continued, "I will continue to press our village staff and myself and my fellow trustees to give a fresh look to how we provide services to our residents. We do not want to cut services, and in fact we should also try to deliver more to our residents. By considering new ideas and a fresh approach I hope we can maintain the things we love and expect from our village.
"Productivity is not just about cutting personnel, it is about getting more bang for the buck. I will push for more productivity. With the new 2 percent tax levy cap imposed on us by the state, without any corresponding relief from mandates and costs associated with our labor force, we will be required to operate in a very difficult financial scenario."
Both gentlemen's names will appear on the official village election ballot in March, along with fellow Community Agreement candidates Andrew Cavanaugh (Central) and John Watras (West), whose nominations were not challenged.